Time to introduce my partner for The Amazing Lace!
First step was to send out applications. The response was overwhelming! Behold – The Amazing Lace Stash:
The applicants were all worthy. Which to choose? Shadow by Knit Picks in a glorious grape color. Alpaca Cloud, also by Knit Picks – so very soft and in subtle shadings of Moss, Iris, Sunlight or Sand. But wait, there’s more! Also by Knit Picks (have they got my number or what?), Paint Your Own Laceweight, either in natural or a lovely Kool-Aid Berry Blue.
What about the lovely Skacel Merino Lace – in three lovely colors, one with matching irridescent beads? Or, a true heirloom could be started, perhaps one of Sharon Miller’s gorgeous designs in Jamieson & Smith Cobweb. Perhaps the lovely Inky Dinky Spider, Tina, or Paisley Long Shawl by Dorothy Siemens.
In the end, the winner was a project already on the needles – Peacock Feathers, by Dorothy Siemens. The yarn – Knit Picks Shadow in Vineyard. The needles – size 4 Addi Turbos.
Why, you might ask did the balance tip in favor of Peacock Feathers? Three reasons:
1. Fidelity Matters. Why go looking for a new love when I’ve got a perfectly good one right at home? (Kind of like marriage, huh?)
2. She’s Cheap! No, really! Shadow – $2.29 a skein. Total skeins needed – about 2 1/2. Need I say more?
3. She’s Familiar. For me this race is not about winning. With all of the amazing contestants out there, I know I have no chance whatsoever to win. For me, it’s about finishing and having a good time. This is my second Peacock Feathers. The first was made for my mother last Christmas. It’s comfort knitting at its finest and I intend to relax and have a good time.
So, we’re off and running. Here we are with our final member of the team – Agatha:
Traveling will be done this summer on The Amazing Lace. Itinerary so far – Bellevue, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Dallas (airport time only) and Orlando (YES!! Izzy time!) and who knows where else?